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Report: Panthers may add Chris Pronger to front office

2016 Hockey Hall Of Fame Induction - Red Carpet

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 14: Chris Pronger of the NHL walks the red carpet prior to the 2016 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Hockey Hall Of Fame & Museum on November 14, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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With that zany contract finally expiring, Chris Pronger could be a hot prospect for NHL front offices. Then again, he might not be on that “free agent market” for very long.

The Florida Panthers are in discussions to hire Pronger and have him work with GM Dale Tallon, TSN’s Darren Dreger reports.

As Dreger notes, Pronger has been working with the Department of Player Safety, which was a gig that helped fellow former star Brendan Shanahan develop as an executive. Working with Tallon could be quite the boon for Pronger.

The Panthers already announced that Shawn Thornton was moved to a business-related gig, so the Cats would boast arguably the most menacing group of suits if Pronger indeed joins the fold.

(Keep your head on a swivel at the water cooler, non-former-NHL players in the Panthers front office.)

Related: Could Larry Robinson be joining the Florida Panthers?